Catt Sadler SHUTS DOWN The Argument Surrounding Jason Kennedy├óΓé¼Γäós Bigger Workload In E! News Salary Drama!
Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy are two fruits of the same tree!
That’s what the former E! News host had to say amid claims that her colleague had a bigger workload than her, hence why he made considerably more money.
As we reported, A-listers have been flocking to support Sadler following her announcement that she was leaving the network after 12 years because she found out that she made much less than her colleague.
Stars like Debra Messing and Eva Longoria viciously blasted E! for the pay disparity on Sunday’s Golden Globes red carpet — which prompted the network to speak out on Tuesday about the “misinformation” regarding the messy situation.
NBCUniversal Cable has defended its salaries ever since the 43-year-old announced her exit. Kennedy’s wife Lauren Scruggs Kennedy echoed that sentiment in her blog, arguing that gender is not the issue because her husband makes way less than female cohosts like Giuliana Rancic.
But Sadler doesn’t buy that argument. She told the The Hollywood reporter that while comparing Kennedy and Rancic is like comparing “apples and oranges,” she and Kennedy are “apples to apples.”
She also subtly noted that Kennedy’s wife should stay in her lane, explaining:
“My experience, frustration and disparity was based on Jason Kennedy and myself being apples to apples. We came to the network at the same time and did similar jobs. For people to use the argument that Giuliana somehow made more money than Jason, that comparison doesn’t work. They’re apples and oranges. She joined before him, she was managing editor, she had multiple shows on the network. It’s unfortunate that people who don’t work there are trying to be the voice for the network. The only story I can tell is my truth and the truth speaks for itself.”
Snap! Whatever fruit Catt is — it’s spicy, and we love it!
Though, we don’t think E! would agree with her “apples to apples” comparison, as parent company NBC made it clear that Sadler and Kennedy “had different roles and therefore different salaries.”
As for all the actresses standing up in support of her, Sadler couldn’t be more grateful. She added:
“These are women who have watched E! and been interviewed by me for years. To witness them organically coming to my defense was truly touching. This isn’t a case of simply being underpaid, it’s about the gross disparity between two similarly situated equals at the network.”
Now that she’s told her truth, Sadler is looking forward to fighting for others to tell theirs. Speaking on the next step of her career, she said:
“What I choose to engage in will have meaning, and hopefully somehow, inspire change. That is where my focus is… In this weird, sense, I feel like, I have an obligation to do work and represent the many voices who don’t have an audience. Between #MeToo, Time’s Up and the general climate right now, I would prefer to use my voice in a way that could create content that has never been made before.”
Time’s certainly not up for Catt!